Substance Use Disorder Counselor – First Step

City of Job

Modesto, CA

Position Summary

Responsible for providing ongoing drug and alcohol screening for women in the First Step Perinatal Treatment Program. Facilitate psycho educational groups as well as individual sessions.  Work with multi-disciplinary team (CSA, Mental Health staff, Probation) to provide comprehensive prevention/intervention/treatment services to all women referred.  *Due to population served contract requires female Substance Use Disorder Counselor.

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At the time of hire, must possess a California State recognized SUD Certification or Registration. BA/BS in related field preferred.  Certification is required within five years of initial registration.  May accept equivalent experience in counseling/social services settings.  Minimum (2) years experience as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor.  Knowledge of 12-Step Recovery concepts of AA/NA and how to utilize in the treatment program.  For a person in recovery, a minimum of 3 years clean and sober is required.  Strong group facilitation skills and the understanding of issues specific to women in recovery.  Requires First Aid/CPR pro training within seven (7) days of employment, re-certification as necessary, TB testing annually.  Pass agency paid criminal justice screening including fingerprints, if required.  Pass agency paid health screen and/or drug testing, if required.  Valid California driver’s license and current proof of auto insurance coverage.

Final Filing Date

Friday – December 1, 2017

Starting Wage

$14.04-$18.29; Dependent on Education




First Step Perinatal Treatment Program

Send Resumes with cover letter to:

(Must state which position applying for)
Center for Human Services
Attn: MP/SG
2000 W. Briggsmore Ave., Suite I
Modesto, CA 95350 or
Fax: (209) 526-0908 or
email: (attachments must be in DOC or PDF formats to be accepted)